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The Atlantic Maritime Epic


Driving on the road to explore the fresh salt air, unspoiled nature, gourmet seafood and warm hospitality in the world’s most popular destinations of the Canadian Maritime. share superstitions, legends, and fables that date back to the rum-running days; let our creation bring you a truly Maritime experience.

  • Product ID EC10YHZ01
  • Destination/Regions Canada, Family Friendly, Self-Drive, SIC Tour, Summer, The Atlantic Provinces, Wildlife & Nature
    • Activity Level Easy
    • Duration 10 Days 9 Nights
    All about the The Atlantic Maritime Epic.

    – Place of Interest –

    • Citadel Halifax | Halifax | Pier 21 | Museum of Immingration
    • Martitime Museum | Dalhousie University | Keith’s Brewery
    • Lunenburg | Mahone Bay | Peggy’s Cove | Fort Anne
    • Digby | Fundy Bay | Moncton | Shediac | Green Gables Heritage Site
    • Alexander Graham National Historic Site | Northumberland Ferries
    • Cabot Trail | Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    – Trip Dates –

    * This itinerary is a self-drive package, it can be created to suit your travel interests, time frame, and budget. Please contact our travel specialists for your customized package.

    Note: If you require a car rental, please let us know and we will be glad to assist you!

    – Trip Map –

    Halifax | Pier 21 | Halifax Citadel | Peggy’s Cove | Lunenburg

    Saint John | Hopewell Rock | Bay Fundy National Park

    Confederation Bridge | Charlottetown | Green Gable | Cape Breton National Park



    Benefits of a Self-Drive Tour?

    Private & Customizable

    You can see what you want, when you want, how you want. A trip that’s perfectly timed and well organized.

    Unique Experience

    Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way. Advice to help you get the most out of your trip.

    Freedom to Explore

    Time to enjoy and take in each place. Add days in places you want to explore. Do only the activities you want to do.


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    Our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your exact interests and budget.

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    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

    9 nights accommodation (double occupancy)

    9 days rental car (midsize vehicle)

    Canadian Museum of Immigration <admission fee>

    Halifax Citadel National Historic Site <admission>

    Hopewell Rock Provincial Park <admission>

    Green Gables Heritage Place <admission fee>

    Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site <admission fee>

    Fundy Rose Ferry from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick <one way>

    Northumberland Ferry from PEI to Nova Scotia <one way>


    1. Day 1 Halifax

      Pick up your rental car from Halifax International Airport upon arrival, and head to your designated hotel. Halifax is one of Canada’s oldest cities. It’s well known for its maritime history. From the stunning waterfront to the hilltop a star-shaped Citadel, Halifax offers amazing charm a seaside city. Also, Halifax is a major business centre with an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs, and shopping for you to enjoy.

        Accommodation suggestion
       Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown (3.5 ) or more selective

    2. Day 2 Halifax

      Explorer Halifax starting from Pier 21! this is Canada’s national museum of immigration and an unmissable step to better understand the history of the settlers upon their arrival in Canada. you can see the former ocean liner terminal and immigration shed from 1928 to 1971. Pier 21 is Canada’s last remaining ocean immigration shed. Continue to visit the Maritime Museum to learn Titanic’s real story; walking up the hill to Citadel National Historic Site; step into beautiful Public Garden and Dalhousie University, Canadian, the older and best University in the Atlantic provinces. The best ending of visit world-famous Alexander Keith’s Brewery or feast of lobster and plates of seafood cuisine.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown (3.5 ) or more selective

    3. Day 3 Lunenburg & Paggy's Cove

      Today will heading to Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg is one of the most accurate surviving examples of a British Colonial Era town. The ”Old Town” of Lunenburg is well known for its rich history in ship building and involvement in the fishing industry, the town has some beautiful 17th century colourful houses that make it special. Later heading off to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia, along the coastline driving into Peggy’s Cove, home to the most photographed lighthouse in all of Canada. Peggy’s Cove erected its first lighthouse in 1868. The one that stands today was built in 1914 and during World War II, it was even used as a radio station for the Royal Canadian Navy. Late afternoon back to Halifax.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown (3.5 ) or more selective

    4. Day 4 Halifax – Saint John

      Today drive to the west coast of Nova Scotia; first stopover at Annapolis Royal and visit Fort Anne which is Canada’s oldest National Historic Site, learning hundreds of   French, Scottish and British history. Later arrive at the scallop capital of the world — Digby, which is and where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town, taking time to enjoy scallop with Nova Scotia wine. Late afternoon catching ferry to the city on the Bay of Fundy — Saint John, New Brunswick. You can strolling at downtown, Saint John city fully in history and Landmark architecture; walking through the post-Great Fire residential renaissance, Loyalist Burial Grounds, the City Market, the Stone Church and the Three Sisters Lamp (a trio of gas lamps that used to guide sailors safely into the harbour).

        Accommodation suggestion
      Hilton Saint John (4 ) or more selective

    5. Day 5 Saint John - Moncton

      At Saint John, don’t forget the famous Reversing Rapids to explore the Bay of Fundy to learn about here has the world’s highest tides; then travel through Fundy National Park arrive the true natural wonder Hopewell Rocks, you will marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Later arrive Moncton.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Four Point by Sheraton Moncton (3.5 ) or more selective

    6. Day 6 Moncton - Charlottetown

      This morning phots with Giant Lobster sculpture at the town of Shediac is known as the “Lobster Capital to the World” or enjoy a Lobster burger at McDonald’s during July. Later driving through the Confederation Bridge, the largest continuous multi-span bridge in the world, into Prince Edward Island, you can photos with the unique, oldest lighthouse in Point Prim and Wood Island or experience true maritime hospitality with traditional ”hall-style” lobster for supper.

        Accommodation suggestion
       Delta Hotel by Marriott Prince Edward Island (4 ) or more selective

    7. Day 7 Charlottetown

      Today drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic “Anne of Green Gables.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Delta Hotel by Marriott Prince Edward Island (4 ) or more selective

    8. Day 8 Charlottetown - Sydney

      This morning, you will taking ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney (3.5 ) or more selective

    9. Day 9 Cape Breton Highlands National Park

      Today experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline.

      Accommodation suggestion
       Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney (3.5 ) or more selective

    10. Day 10 Baddeck - Halifax Airport

      This morning, driving back to Halifax International Airport, return your rental car and your maritime journey concludes today.

    Canadian Museum of Immigration
    PEI foodie
    NB_Hopewell Rocks
    Cape Breton
    Digby Harbour

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